Betty-Ann's Both Sides Blog

I recently heard from a young man who works in a start-up. He enthusiastically described the company’s free-form, conversational, and informal culture. However, despite everything that senior management was doing to achieve this creative atmosphere, he could see that they had blind spots that were preventing them from reaching their highest performance. And it revolved … Read more

A number of years ago I attended a presentation hoping to learn how to incorporate more humor in my speeches. What I learned astounded me: female comediennes have more trouble getting laughs than men. That recognition stirred my desire to support women stand-ups and was part of the reason I started watching the series, ‘The … Read more

Masculinity has been under a spotlight lately and people are lining up to take sides. Some want to re-engineer the current model while others are actively defending it. Regardless, it is a transformational time for men. The American Psychological Association (APA) started off the year by publishing new guidelines suggesting that ‘masculine ideology’ was responsible … Read more